Adding a css class to select using @Html.DropDownList()

Looking at the controller, and learing a bit more about how MVC actually works, I was able to make sense of this.

My view was one of the auto-generated ones, and contained this line of code:

@Html.DropDownList("PriorityID", string.Empty)

To add html attributes, I needed to do something like this:

@Html.DropDownList("PriorityID", (IEnumerable<SelectListItem>)ViewBag.PriorityID, new { @class="dropdown" })

Thanks again to @Laurent for your help, I realise the question wasn’t as clear as it could have been…


A better way of doing this would be to use DropDownListFor where possible, that way you don’t rely on a magic string for the name attribute

@Html.DropDownListFor(x => x.PriorityID, (IEnumerable<SelectListItem>)ViewBag.PriorityID, new { @class = "dropdown" })

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